Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

French Institute
The centre of French culture and arts in the Lebanon with links to french movies and art exhibitions.
Sunflowers Boutique
Sisters Paola, Tania and Carla Skaff create lovingly-made, original accessories for this Lebanese treasure trove.
Gefinor Rotana
Sophisticated hotel with attractive rooms and a wonderful rooftop infinity pool.
Goutons-Voir
Families and young couples vie for blackboard viewing at this affordable European eatery.
Six Epic Pools To Lounge By
Beirut Drinks In Its Wine Renaissance
Al Ajami
Amazing Lebanese food and deep sofas make the trek to West Beirut worthwhile.
Abdel Wahab el Inglizi
A Beirut institution: fine Lebanese food in elegantly glamorous surroundings.
Royal Plaza
Spacious rooms, great views and the highest rooftop pool in the city.
Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel
Classic corporate hotel: small enough to be intimate central enough to be a great base...
Port View
An intimate, relaxed and reasonably-priced hotel in Gemayzeh.
Phoenicia
Beirut's most famous hotel has luxe decor, great facilities and a central location.
Palm Beach
One of Beirut's most fashionable hotels, Palm Beach is perfect for party animals.
Le Meridien Commodore
A modern revamp has brought luxury restaurants and a sultry feel to the Commodore.
Hotel Alexandre
A good value-for-money option with an interesting history.
Holiday Inn Dunes
Set on a busy shopping street the hotel is a good option for retail mavens or those in town on business.
Bayview Hotel
The Bayview Hotel has just 36 rooms and sits right at the end of Ain El Mreisseh peering out onto the Mediterranean.
Albergo
The Albergo is located in one of the city's oldest most picturesque and fashionable neighbourhoods. It is unique for providing handpicked furniture and Jacuzzi baths. 
Al Bustan Hotel
An original Lebanese gem located high up in the hillside village of Beit Mery.
BOOMING BEIRUT
Hg2 Talks to Lebanese Chef Tony Kitous
Known as the man who made Lebanese glamorous with his Pasha and Kenza restaurants, Hg2 talks to Lebanese Chef Tony Kitous about his new Comptoir Libanais.
Le Gray hotel, Beirut
Opened in 2009, Le Gray hotel is owned by One Aldwych's Gordon Campbell Gray and is the toast of Beirut's luxury hospitality scene.
A chat with Eau de Vie manager, Nikki Baltrop
Londoner Nikki Baltrop moved her hedonistic life from London to Beirut, and became restaurant manager at Phoenicia Hotel's Eau de Vie.
Whisky Mist Opens in Beirut
Nick House is bringing celebrity favourite Whisky Mist to the Lebanese Capital.
Furniture designer Nada Debs talks to Hg2
Hg2 sits down with furniture designer Nada Debs to discuss her work, her inspirations, and her hedonistic side.
Ginette concept store caters to Beirut scenesters
A welcome addition to Beirut's hip social scene, Ginette is part restaurant, part shop, part art gallery, and caters to the city's discerning fashionistas.
An interview with Gordon Campbell Gray
We caught up with hotel owner Gordon Campbell Gray, the man behind One Aldwych in London, Le Gray in Beirut and Carlisle Bay in Antigua.

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